Suns vs. Pistons Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Pistons are an 11.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 216 points.
Phoenix enters with an 8-14 record and 9-12-1 ATS after a 104-99 win at the Bulls which snapped a three-game losing skid. Detroit is 13-6 overall and 13-5-1 ATS following a 118-108 win at the Celtics. The two meetings last season were split 1-1 straight up and 1-1 ATS. The over-under also went 1-1.
The Suns were paced by Devin Booker with 33 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the win at Chicago. TJ Warren contributed 25 points and seven boards. Tyler Ulis added 14 points, six assists and five rebounds. Phoenix out-rebounded the Bulls 57-41, while they held the hosts to 40.4 percent shooting.
In the win at Boston, the Pistons were led by Tobias Harris with 31 points and eight rebounds. Andre Drummond tallied 26 points, 22 rebounds, six assists and four steals. Reggie Jackson added 20 points and seven assists. Detroit outscored the Celtics by a count of 32-22 in the fourth quarter.
Phoenix is 0-6 ATS in its last six meetings in Detroit. The under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings in Detroit.
Detroit has been arguably the NBA's best story so far this season. With road wins at Golden State, Oklahoma City and now Boston the Pistons have shown the ability to beat the NBA's best teams in a hostile environment. Now Detroit has some rest and gets to face a Phoenix squad on a back-to-back with a small amount of travel. We like the hosts to roll to a blowout win at Little Caesars Arena.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: DETROIT PISTONS -11.5